“Hacksaw Ridge” (2016)

With one film, not only did Mel Gibson make one heck of a comeback, but he also made Desmond Doss a household name. This film remembers that it’s well-written characters that make war films as great as they can be; Doss is excellently written, and portrayed marvelously by Andrew Garfield. This film is a tribute to a hero, and a genuinely enthralling exploration of the conflicts of faith and war. Probably the film’s lone issues are that the film ends too abruptly, and a handful of the changes to the real-life story were unnecessary. Other than that, this acts as a compelling portrait of a fascinating and heroic man, and joins the ranks of some of the very best war films ever made.

Rating: 5/5

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